Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Meier
MEIER, GERICKE, THOMA, GORDANIER
Posted By: Karen Muchow (deceased)
Date: 7/23/2006 at 17:25:49
Obituary of Christian Meier
Subject: Chris Meier Obituary
Author: Phyllis Peterson
Date: 18 Mar 1999
Well Known Resident Passes On Monday
A home was plunged into the deepest sorrow and the community shocked at a little after the noon hour on Monday of this week when the sorry news was given out that Chris Meier, one of Postville's best known and most highly respected citizens had suddenly passed away. For some time past it had been quite generally known that he had not been in the best of health, but it was not believed it would lead so soon to his life's close.
Chris Meier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Meier, was born September 14, 1870, in Germany, and at the time of his death was aged 59 years, 10 months and 27 days.
He came to the United States with his parents at the age of two years and with them settled on a farm in the vicinity of Farmersburg. Later they moved to a farm near Postville.
In 1893 he was united in marriage with Miss Ida Gericke, and their union was blessed with six children, two of whom preceded their father in death.
With the exception of two years, they lived on a farm northeast of Postville until 1917, when they retired and moved to town, which has been their home continuously since.
Throughout his life Chris Meier was known to all as an honest and upright man in every particular; he was a kind husband, indulgent father, good neighbor, friend and citizen, a fine type of christian gentleman, and all who came within the circle of his acquaintance will regret his untimely passing and sympathize sincerely with those bound to him by a closer tie.
Beside his faithful wife he is survived by four children, Mrs. Melinda Thoma, Postville; Mrs. Mathilda Gordanier, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Lillian and Cloy at home. There are also three brothers - C.F. Meier, Louis Meier, and Henry W. Meier, all of Postville; (Sorry - rest of obituary is cut off)
Source: The Postville Herald, August 1930
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